Where will you go next?
With hundreds of historic properties in our care you're never short of places to explore, whatever your interests. Discover new routes with our range of walking guides, or pick up tips from other Members on where's good for entertaining the family. Plus, we share ideas for how to get the best value for money in these financially challenging times.
Start planning your best days out in history with our event planners. We have a national version, and then below are planners with a more regional focus. So wherever you are this summer, you can experience an adventure to remember, from pirates at Pendennis to Romans on Hadrian's Wall.Download the national planner (PDF 5.15MB)
Best-value summer days out
With high living and travel costs making us all think about how best to spend our money, why not take advantage of your English Heritage membership for free entry into our family-friendly sites?
We've rounded up below the best-value historical summer days out for all the family wherever you are in England.Discover great days out
We asked our Members for their favourite sites in a few different categories, including best sites for a picnic, top five historic gardens and the most popular places to visit for our younger Members. Find out which English Heritage sites made the cut.Your favourites
Our sites are often situated in some of the country's most scenic spots, making them the perfect base from which to explore the beautiful English countryside on foot.
Our walks have been created to take into account varying levels of ability. Please only set off if you are comfortable with the distance and difficulty level indicated. These walks are also intended as a guide only – use your usual mapping tools to plan your walks, and – particularly in light of the Covid-19 precautions – make sure you plan ahead for any stops and facilities requirements, including parking, toilets and refreshments. Please follow government guidance on maintaining social distancing.
There are some circular walks, but others are one way only. Please make sure you check this and plan your return journey before setting off. If you are visiting any of the English Heritage sites within the walk, please make sure you prebook your ticket in advance, and note that you will need to arrive for your allocated timeslot. Please do not book more than one timeslot in any one day, as we’re currently having to restrict visitor numbers to ensure the safety of our visitors and staff.
More to explore
Discover the history of some of our most beautiful gardens.
Find out about some of the most interesting kitchen gardens at some of our sites.
Discover fortresses from each of the key castle-building centuries.
From the Movies
Why not walk in famous footsteps by visiting a site which has featured on film or TV?